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The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, March 13, 1959, Image 1

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Combat Cutie To Be Chosen Tonight ★ Wig-Wags Boss Cavalry Paddlefeet :.iv.....-.:-: Barbara Smith . . by David Steel Paula Hudson . . . by Jimmy Hudson Pat Kramer ... by Ken Curry One of these comely lasses which represent the six combat arms units in the Army JtOTC will be crowned Combat Cutie tonight at the second intermis sion of the 1959 version of the Combat Ball. The lucky girl chos en will receive a steel helmet shot full of holes, inscribed with her name. Advertised as the “bloodiest” dance ever to be held in Sbisa, the hall is restricted to combat arms units—Jocks, Buzzard Bus ters, Paddlefeet, Bridge Builders, Wig- Wags and The Big Guns— plus all senior Flyhoys. The in formal affair will .'feature music by Leo Baxter and his Rock n’ Roll Band—a “real swingin’ bunch”, according to Jay Bisbey co-chairman of the event. The Big Guns Bird-Busters Road Gang Cynthia Ellerbeck . . by Jarrell Gibbs Wanna Reese by Max Woodard Sandra Mcllroy by Calvin Brummett An Editorial Howdy—and Welcome Howdy—and welcome to Texas A&M. The men of Aggieland are mighty proud of this college and it’s a pleasure to welcome visitors here for Spring Mili tary Day activities. Perhaps all you’ve heard or read recently is about the problems A&M is having—maybe you are a little concerned with the future of this college. Frankly, the students and staff are very much con cerned with the future and are taking steps to insure it will be bright in College Station. But be on guard not to characterize A&M only as a “problem” school. Ours is a growing school and as such it will have growing pains. Our welcome is two-fold. Welcome not only to the cam- pue but to the ever-increasing circle of friends of the college. With your support we are sure that soon Texas A&M will regain its place among education institutions: best of its kind—anywhere. » BATTALION Published Daily on the Texas A&M College Campus Number 87: Volume 58 COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS, FRIDAY, MARCH 13, 1959 Price Five Cents ITS Starts Full Weekend Of Spring Military Affairs Services Held For Paulson Funeral services were held yes terday in the First Methodist Church in Bryan for Dr. Walter E. Paulson, former marketing re search specialist here for 30 years, who died Wednesday in a Temple hospital. He was 69 years old. All six flags on the campus wei-e flown at half-mast yesterday in respect for the death of the for mer faculty member. Paulson was born on a dairy farm in southern Wisconsin Feb. 19, 1890. He graduated from Platteville State Normal and held a Ph. B. and Ph. D. degrees from the University of Wisconsin in ag ricultural economics. Before com ing to A&M, he taught several years at Purdue University and for one year in the Panama Canal Zone. He came to A&M in 1928, and his research work dealing with farm cooperatives brough him state and national recognition. He was a member of the First Methodist Church of Bryan, the College Station Lions Club, the American Farm Economics Asso ciation and the Southwestern Soc ial Science Association. He has written 38 publications dealing with his specialty in research. He is survived by his wife and two sons, Howard of Bryan, and Karl of College Station. Civilians Discuss Nearing ‘Weekend’ By DAVE STOKER Battalion News Editor The Civilian student’s one big chance to flee from his books and click his heels is quickly approach ing in the form of the annual Civilian Weekend, March 21. Civilian Weekend, scheduled to provide an abundance of fun for everyone, was the main topic of discussion at the Civilian Student Council meeting last night in the Assembly Room of the Memorial Student Center. With the “Weekend” only a week away, each Councilman is striving hard to push the event. All is mov ing smoothly except the sale of tickets, it was reported at the meeting last night. A. M. Hoff- pauler, day student representative, urged the various members to work hard with their dormitory presi dents towards selling tickets and making the “Weekend” a success. “Last year we had some Council- men \vho loafed, and didn’t take interest in the Civilian Weekend. The work was, therefore, left in the hands of just a few of us. I don’t believe this will happen this year, because I think all of us know what the success of Civilian Week end means to us,” he said. The main attraction at the event is the dance band from Prairie View A&M, the Prairie View Col legians. They will blast out the music for the civilians and their dates in The Grove the night of March 21 from 9-12 p. m. Also here to entertain from Prairie View, will be the Dreamers, considered an outstanding male quartet. The dance will be semi- formal and in case of bad weather will be held in Sbisa Dining Hall. Activity will actually begin Fri day afternoon with dormitory ham burger fries and other dorm func tions. Later that .night there will be dancing at Cafe Rue Pinalle. Saturday there will be the annual barbecue with entertainment begin ning at 4 p. m. Six members of the Prairie View dance band will be on bond to provide music for the dinner, The Silvertones, an Ag gie trio, will also entertain. Miss Millie Rowland, ’59 Aggie Sweet heart, will be at the barbecue along with Civilian Sweetheart Contestants. One-half of a barbecued chicken will be served along with potato salad, beans, pickles and onions. A cold drink will be served in six ounce cups at the barbecue. Rangerettes Perform Here Tonight he Kilgore Rangerettes due here this after- male group will perform for the audience noon, go through one of their rountines of the Intercollegiate Talent Show tonight which have made them famous. The fe- in G. Rollie White Coliseum, Fuller Rites Held Today In Bryan Funeral services were held tl afternoon in the First Methodi Church in Bryan for Dr. Freeman M. Fuller Jr., 34, who died at his home in Bryan yesterday follow ing a lengthy illness. Fuller was extension entomologist for the Texas Agricultural Extension Ser vice. Fuller had been with the Ex tension Service since 1953, taking his position after obtaining his Ph.D from A&M that same year. He received a B. S. and M. S. degree from Alabama Polytechnic at Auburn, Ala. He served in the Army during World War II, seeing action in Germany. Prior to coming to A&M in 1951, Fuller was employed at Adair In sect Control, Montgomery, Ala. He was a member of the Board of Stewarts of the First Methodist Church in Bryan, the American Entomological Society, a 32nd De gree Mason and a member of the Knights Templar. Fuller was the author of several entomological phamplets and was recognized as an outstanding man in his field, according to John E. Hutchinson, director of the Ag ricultural Extension Service. He is survived by his wife, Ma rie; an infant daughter, Cynthia; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Fuller Sr. of Suttle Ala; and a brother, Tom Fuller of Greenville, S. C. Burial will be in Selma, Ala. Pet E. Parking Limited Saturday Part of the Day Student park ing lot behind the Petroleum En gineering Building will be fenced off Saturday, according to Fred Hickman, chief of Campus Secur ity. This area will be used for stor age of building materials and con- struction of the new Petroleum En gineering Building. The area will cover about 130 parking spaces. It will be necessary for some students to park their cars in other day student lots, he said. “Locations are not as convenient, there is plenty of room in the other lots,” Hickman said. Gen. Lyman L. Lemnitzer Lt. Gen. Guy S. Meloy Jr. Maj. Gen. L. S. Griffing Miss Millie Rowland \ Activities Include Review, Dances V By ROBBIE GODWIN Battalion Staff Writer For two days and two nights the Corps of Cadets dom inates the A&M scene with review, talent show and dances galore to round out a full weekend of activities for Spring Military Day. Friday The Intercollegiate Talent Show, Combat Ball and an all-night Cafe Rue Pinalle hold promise of a big night’s ac tivities for students Friday. The ITS show, scheduled to begin at 6:30 p. m. will feature Joel A. Spivak, KILT disc jockey, as master of cere monies, and the Kilgore Rangerettes as special attraction. TEN ACTS from 15 campuses will provide entertainment. Prices for the show are 75 cent advance and $1 at the door. Tickets can be obtained through group and battalion commanders. , Fatigues Uniform of Day Cadets attending, the Combat Ball will be permitted to wear fatigues to ITS. They will be the uniform of the day after retreat, according to Col. Joe E. Davis commandent. mandant. Following the ITS show, the Combat Ball and Cafe Rue Pinalle will begin simultaneously, the Combat Ball in Sibsa Mess Hall and Rue Pinalle in the newly excavated basement of the Memorial Student Center. Entertainment for Rue Pinalle will be selected from top acts of ITS, and will include Bob Flowers of Arkansas, Carol Beasley of Oklahoma State, Joyce Tallman of Texas Tech and the Hi-Phi’s of Southern Methodist University. Curt Schwartz and Larry Bledsoe, University of Oklahoma stu dents, will be masters of ceremonies. The Jokers from Louis iana State University will furnish dance music for the all- night affair. A breakfast snack will be served early Satur day morning. Dance Starts at 9 The annual Combat Ball will be held in Sbisa Hall from 9 a. m. to 1 a. m. for cadets in Combat Arms, Corps seniors and their guests. The Combat Cutie will be selected from six finalists. Entertainment will be furnished by the Leo Baxter Rock ’n Roll Band of Houston. Uniform for cadets will be fatigues. Tickets can be ob tained from the Student Activities Office in the YMCA for 75 cents. Saturday General Lyman L. Lemnitzer, Vice Chief of Staff of the U. S. Army, will take the salute from the Corps of Cadets as they pass in review at 1:30 Saturday afternoon. Gen. Lemnitzer was graduated from the U. S. Military Academy in 1920 and served until World War II in the U. S. and Philippines. During the war he served in England, Tu nisia, Sicily, and in the secret submarine landing in North 1 Africa for pre-invasion discussions with the French. He was Deputy Chief of Staff for the 15th Army Group while armistice discussions leading to Italy’s surrender frere taking place. His highest command before becoming Vice Chief of Staff was Commander-in-Chief, Far East and United Nations Commands and governor of the Ryukyu Islands. He will dine with the corps commander and his staff at noon, along with other distinguished guests. Military Ball Climax Climax of the weekend is the Military Ball, beginning in Sbisa at 9 p. m. Music for the dance will be by Jan Garber’is 13 piece orchestra. The Ross Volunteers will serve as ushers for the guests and the Fish Drill Team will act as the honor guard for the (See ITS OPENS, Page 4)